Shoes are a very important consideration when it comes to weightlifting performance. Shoes which are not efficient can absorb some of the force which should be channeled into the bar. The result is that less weight is lifted. The best weightlifting shoes should be comfortable and snug. These are shoes that will be used over and over again. And what tends to happen is that the athlete gets used to the shoe which affects his weightlifting performance, and tends to gravitate towards the same pair. So the first choice is important. Good weightlifting shoes will usually have a sturdier forefoot sole. And all the best weightlifting shoes will invariably have the trademark characteristics of the heel lift and bottom up base. The grip is also an important consideration, as poor grip is the biggest design flaw in terms of weightlifting shoes. The energy has to come straight from the ground, up the torso and into the bar. Friction is a friend of all weightlifters and the best weightlifting shoes will all have outstanding grip. They will be sturdy, tough and relatively heavy compared to regular shoes. If you are planning to incorporate a mix of weightlifting and cardio into your fitness routine, lighter and more flexible shoes may be a better choice.